Veterans Day promotions and freebies
Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)
Veterans and military personnel who show valid service ID receive free admission on November 11, 2013.
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire Veterans Day weekend—November 8–11, 2013.
Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, IA)
Veterans and their families can enjoy free admission to the Des Moines Botanical Center in honor of Veterans Day!
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (College Station, TX)
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will offer free admission to veterans, National Guard and reserve members, and military retirees with ID or other proof of service. Active-duty service members and up to five qualifying family members receive free admission year-round; for more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/military. Veterans and active-duty service members will also receive a 10 percent discount at the Museum Store on November 11.
Historic Jamestowne (Jamestown, VA)
The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne on Veterans Day weekend.
Legoland Florida salutes the military veterans of the United States Armed Forces with appreciation days November 1-17, 2013. In gratitude for their service, all military veterans are entitled to free admission to Legoland Florida everyday during the 17-day period. Veterans are also entitled to discounted tickets for up to six accompanying guests at $40 plus tax each to experience the park’s more than 50 rides and attractions designed for families with children ages 2 to 12.
Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix, AZ)
On Veterans Day 2013, the Phoenix Zoo would like to offer free admission to active military personnel and veterans and extend our standard military discount of $4 off our regular admission pricing to everyone in their party.
San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX)
No charge for the military and their families on November 11, 2013.
Waimea Valley (Haleiwa, HI)
Free admission for veterans and active duty personnel on Veterans Day 2013.
Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii (Oahu, HI)
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii will open its gates on Monday, November 11, 2013 and provide free admission to all active-duty, reservist, veteran and retired military personnel with a valid government issued ID. A day of festivities with live entertainment, games, prize giveaways and much more! Friends and family members get $19.99 each + tax General Admission with a valid military or government issued ID at the ticket booth. Valid up to 4 discounts. 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA)
The Coca-Cola Company is pleased to announce that from Saturday, November 9, 2013 through Sunday, November 17, 2013 in recognition of Veterans Day, the World of Coca-Cola is proud to offer a special promotion to members of the Armed Forces (Active duty, Reserves and Retired) and their families.
While we are pleased to continue offering complimentary admission to members of the Armed Forces on an ongoing basis, during this special period, members may also purchase up to four General Admission tickets for their family and friends at a discounted rate of 50% off.
Free car wash - Grace for Vets
Grace For Vets is a united front of car wash operators that provide a FREE CAR WASH to veterans & service personnel each year on November 11 to honor their past and present service to their country.
The mission of Grace For Vets, a non-profit organization, is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11. Whether observing Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, we unite together as a whole, and provide FREE car washes to ALL veterans and service personnel.
Free lodging - BNB for Vets (bed and breakfasts)
Each year, the B&B industry celebrates the sacrifices offered by our courageous vets by offering free rooms on or around Veteran’s Day.
We look forward to the 5th Annual B&Bs for Vets celebration to take place Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11, 2013. You can search the list by state or scroll through all the offers. In order to accommodate all those deserving free stays, innkeepers may offer “first-timers” to the program priority for stays.
Free lodging - The Riverview Hotel and Spa (New Smyrna Beach, FL)
This small luxury boutique 18 room hotel is giving away 111 free hotel room nights to the first active-duty military that calls to make a reservation beginning November 11, 2013 (One free night per person).
Free massage session - Massage Envy (Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC)
Massage Envy is offering a free massage session for veterans on Monday, November 11, 2013. See clinic for details. Includes 33 locations.
Free oil change - Brown's Car Stores
Free oil change for all military veterans on November 11, 2013.
Free oil change - Delta Sonic
FREE Super Kiss car wash and free oil change for veterans and active duty military on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Free oil change - Grease Monkey
On Monday, November 11, 2013, veterans and active military personnel who show their military ID, DD214 or state driver's license with military insignia stamp at participating Colorado Grease Monkey centers will receive a free Conventional Full Service Oil Change!
Free oil change - Meineke Centers
On Monday, November 11, 2013, participating Meineke Centers will provide free basic oil changes to all veterans and active-duty military personnel, as well as spouses of deployed members. The service includes up to five quarts of standard motor oil, and a standard oil filter.
Free wedding gowns - Brides Across America
Brides Across America nationwide event dates November 2013.
*All brides must pre-register online
Free wills - Wilson Law, PLC (Williamsburg, VA)
To honor local heroes for their service and sacrifice this Veteran’s Day, Attorney Donna Wilson at Wilson Law, PLC, will offer free simple wills during the week of November 11-15, 2013, by appointment only. Please call (757) 645-3176 to schedule.
Active or retired military personnel, veterans, police, fire and other first responders are invited to schedule to visit the firm between the hours of 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. to legally document their end-of-life wishes, and appoint someone they trust (an executor) to manage their final affairs.
A simple will is something every adult can use, as it allows you to make your final wishes known, minimizes the chance of family disputes and simplifies the formal court process known as probate after death—whether you have a lot of assets, or just a very few.
So if you are a local hero, we would love to honor your service the week of November 11-15, 2013 by helping you complete a simple will. Or, if you know someone who is a local hero, please feel free to forward this and invite them to get it taken care of at no-charge.
Free meals and more
It is recommended that you call ahead to see if your local restaurant is participating in these offers. Visit this page often! We'll be updating information as promotions are announced!
Free Applebee's Signature entree for veterans and active duty military on November 11, 2013.
Bailey's Sports Grill
Veterans and active duty military get a free burger on Veterans Day 2013.
Veterans and active military receive a complimentary breakfast on Monday, November 11, 2013. Choice of three buttermilk pancakes, three slices of french toast, or a Belgian waffle. Breakfast served all day.
Bar Louie Americana
From open to close Sunday, November 10, 2013 and Monday, November 11, 2013 every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value when they show valid military I.D. or other proof of service.
Free all you can eat hotcakes for veterans and active duty military personnel on November 11, 2013.
On Veterans Day, stop into any Boston Market and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.
Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse
Free All American Meal for veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day.
California Pizza Kitchen
All veterans and active military enjoy any pizza from our menu, dine in only, on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Champs Americana is offering a free handcrafted cheeseburger and fries for active military and veterans on November 11, 2013.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Veterans and active duty military receive a FREE entree on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Veterans and military personnel are honored with a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, November 11, 2013. Must purchase beverage, dine in only.
Veterans and active duty military receive a free entree from a select menu on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013 at participating locations.
Coco's Bakery Restaurant
On Monday,November, 11, 2013 we are honoring veterans and active duty military with a free slice of pie at Coco's.
Denny's is giving away never-ending stacks of its famous buttermilk pancakes to active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., at participating locations.
East Coast Wings & Grill
Military veterans receive a free appetizer or dessert at participating locations on Veterans Day 2013. Minimum purchase of $10.00.
Einstein Bros Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels
This Veterans Day from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to visit participating Einstein Bros. or Noah’s Bagels locations nationwide to receive a free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping, and no purchase is necessary.
On November 11, 2013, in honor of Veterans Day, Famous Dave's would like to thank all former and current military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country. Please visit their website for offers and deals by location.
Fatz Eatz & Drinkz
Veterans and active duty military enjoy a free entree (up to $15 value) on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.
Veterans and active duty military receive a free medium one-topping pizza on Veterans Day 2013.
All active military and veterans will receive a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Free dinner buffet and drinkl for veterans and military personnel on November 11, 2013 from 4-9 pm.
On Monday, November 11, 2013, veterans and active duty military personnel receive a free meal. Restrictions apply.
Veterans and active duty military eat FREE on Monday, November 11, 2013. Meal from American Values menu which includes soup, salad, dessert, and beverage!
Veterans, we would like to show appreciation for the sacrifices you made for our country by treating you to a free breakfast during regular breakfast hours on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Free entree for veterans! Entreé includes a sandwich, hot dish or entreé salad. Offer valid November 9–11, 2013 for active, reserve or retired service members.
Krispy Kreme is proudly honoring all veterans and active duty military with a free doughnut and small coffee! Offer valid on November 11, 2013 at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme stores.
Little Caesars® Pizza is offering all United States armed forces veterans and active military members a free order of Crazy Bread® with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.
Lone Star Steakhouse
On Veterans Day 2013, we will express our gratitude by offering veterans a free entree with the purchase of an entree. Must present offer.
On November. 11–14, 2013, military service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage.
Max & Erma's
On Monday, November 11, 2013, veterans and active duty military eat free at participating Max & Erma’s locations. Meal includes Best Cheeseburger in America, choice of soup or salad, and a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie.
McCormick & Schmicks
Join us on Sunday, November 10 as we pay tribute to our veterans with a complimentary entree from a special menu.
Free 6 oz. frozen yogurt for all veterans and active duty military on November 11, 2013.
Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from our 9.99er menu on Monday, November 11, 2013.
This Veterans Day 2013, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from our special menu.
On The Border
Veterans and active duty military will receive a free meal from the Create Your Own Combo menu on Monday, November 11, 2013. OTB will donate 15% of all eligible sales on Veterans Day from guests who bring in a give-back flyer.
Outback Steakhouse (free Bloomin Onion and beverage)
Outback Steakhouse® will honor our heroes with a free Bloomin' Onion® and a beverage on November 11 in celebration of Veterans Day.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe
Paciugo’s is offering a free 12 oz. Gelatte® to veterans and active duty military service members on Monday, November 11, 2013 at participating locations while supplies last.
Petro Shopping Centers
All CDL drivers who are also military veterans eat FREE in participating full service restaurants on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Up to $15 value.
Pie Five Pizza
Every Pie Five Pizza restaurant across the country is inviting active-duty, reserve and retired service-members to enjoy a free pie on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.
This Veterans Day 2013, participating Pizza Inn buffet restaurants across the country are inviting active-duty, reserve and retired service-members to enjoy a delicious buffet on the house.
On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, between 1 and 4 p.m., veterans and active duty service members will receive a free slice of pizza.
Veterans and active duty military eat free on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Red Hot and Blue
Veterans and military personnel receive a free meal with the purchase of a second entree of equal or greater value on Veterans Day. Coupon required.
On November 11–14, 2013, military service members receive a complimentary appetizer from a list of 10 delicious options, including New! Crispy Fried Green Beans, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Chili Shrimp.
Red Robin will be serving one free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries® to all veterans and active duty military on November 11, 2013.
Shoneys is offering all veterans and active duty military a free All-American Burger on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Sizzler is offering active duty and retired members of the military a free lunch on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013. Choose from steak, chicken or seafood. Valid until 4pm.
This Veterans Day 2013—a free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty military and their spouses in participating U.S. company-owned stores.
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse offers veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen a free entrée with the purchase of second entrée of equal or greater value all day on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013 with proof of military service. Coupon required.
Taco Bueno will be giving away free chicken or beef tacos to veterans and active military personnel with a valid ID. Limit 1 per customer.
Veterans and active duty service members eat free from a select menu on November 11, 2013. Included with the entrée, enjoy a coffee, iced tea or lemonade.
Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Texas Land and Cattle will honor veterans, both active and retired, with a free appetizer.
Texas Roadhouse is offering veterans and active duty service members a free lunch on
Monday, November 11, 2013, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Choose one of ten entrees and a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee.
Texas Steakhouse and Saloon
This Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, buy one entree, get one free for our veterans and active duty military.
Veterans and active duty military service members, stop in from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 for your free Veterans Day lunch.
The Greene Turtle
Military veterans enjoy a free lunch on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 11am-3pm at participating locations.
The Spaghetti Warehouse
On Sunday, November 10, and Monday, November 11, 2013, the Spaghetti Warehouse is honoring veterans with a special two-day “buy one entrée, get one free” coupon offer and is encouraging its guests to “invite a veteran to lunch or dinner.”
Veterans and active duty military eat free on Veterans Day 2013.
This Veterans' Day 2013, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country.
Travelcenters of America
All CDL drivers who are also military veterans eat FREE in participating full service restaurants on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Up to $15 value.
Tubby's is offering all veterans and active duty military the choice of free carryout of its popular 6" Grilled Steak N' Cheese or Tubby's Famous Sub on Veterans Day 2013.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Tucanos Brazilian Grill celebrates our nation’s troops with a military discount everyday. All eight locations will take it up a notch on Veterans Day, offering a free Churrasco meal to all active duty, reserve and retired military and veterans on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
Uno Chicago Grill
Military members past and present enjoy a free entree or individual pizza with an entree or pizza purchase of equal or greater value November 11, 2013.
Village Inn is honoring veterans and active military personnel with a free breakfast on November 11, 2013. Choice of Buttermilk Pancakes, Belgian Waffle, or French Toast.
Veterans Day initiatives
Believe in Heroes - Wounded Warrior Project
Believe in Heroes® was created in 2010 in collaboration with Acosta Sales & Marketing to make a positive impact on the new generation of injured service members who have made significant sacrifices to preserve our freedoms and protect our country. Most veterans face challenges as they transition back into civilian life, and today's wounded veterans are meeting extraordinary obstacles including, the physical injuries as well as invisible ones, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s time for EVERYONE to take part in ensuring our injured service members are well taken care of.
Beginning September 11, 2013 and running through Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Believe in Heroes calls on Americans to show their support and appreciation for our service members and newest generation of veterans in a simple everyday way — grocery shopping. Each participating brand and retailer will help raise funds and awareness for WWP through the Believe in Heroes campaign.
The Fight Continues
It is almost that time of the year again where we will be getting ready to do our Reading of the Fallen again this year. If you participated in our Reading of the Fallen event last year we would love you to have you again this year! The reading of the fallen is where we have locations across the country that at the same time of noon on Veterans Day (Monday November 11, 2013) we all come together and read the names of fallen veterans from every branch of the military in every war we were involved in. It is our way of giving thanks for their great sacrifice to our country, and so that they are not forgotten.
Veterans Day Run
Our mission is to say "Thank you" to the men and women who have served or are currently serving to defend our country. These men and women often make great sacrifices to secure our freedom and Veterans Day is one day designated each year where we get to pause and say "Thanks".
Please join us in this mission and make the National Veterans Day Run a part of your Veterans Day weekend activities.
Register for the 2013 Veterans Day Run today!
This year we've expanded to more than 40 cities across the nation. Here's your chance to say "thank you" to the men and women who have served our country!
Bring your friends & family and join our 1K kid's run, 5K or 11K. If you're really up for a challenge, then join us in San Jose for our inaugural Half Marathon.
Can't find a city close to you? Then gather some friends and family and join us in spirit through our Virtual Run option! Runners and walkers from all walks will join together nationwide on one special day dedicated to honoring our military veterans: 11-11-13.